Opry Celebrates 80th Anniversary

The Grand Ole Opry celebrates its 80th anniversary with two shows each Friday and Saturday nights (Oct. 14-15). Friday’s show features Alison Krauss, Bill Anderson, the Whites, Lee Greenwood, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, John Michael Montgomery and others. Willard Scott of NBC’s Today hosts Saturday’s show that will includes performances by Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Ralph Stanley, Josh Turner, Travis Tritt, Steve Wariner and others. The Bill Monroe Bluegrass Celebration takes place Saturday afternoon, and live entertainment will also be presented both nights in the Opry Plaza area.